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GOA rallies its members as gun debate heats up in Senate budget battle

Gun rights groups are rallying their members behind a series of budget measures aimed at strengthening the Second Amendment and restricting gun control efforts. 

As the Senate debates the federal government’s 2016 budget, Republicans and gun advocates are pushing for a number of amendments that would expand concealed-carry laws and block the Obama administration from issuing what opponents call a “backdoor” ban on guns.

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Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch

Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Obama’s next attorney general.

Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has sent an alert to its members warning that Obama’s nominee would put gun rights at risk....

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States Moving to Block Federal Gun Control
By Larry Pratt

There have been positive developments in the fight to block the enforcement of federal gun control around the country.

More than a dozen states have introduced bills this year to put federal officials on notice that they will get no assistance in helping federal agents carry out unconstitutional actions.

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Over and Over Again, You Have Cleaned Obama’s Clock 
-- The battle over AR-15 ammo is just the most recent victory

Recently, our Legislative Counsel was on a radio program.  And the host commented about how "frustrating" it was for the Second Amendment community to have to battle Barack Obama's repeated, seemingly unending string of illegal gun grabs.

Our Counsel was stunned.  His jaw dropped to the ground.

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ATF under Republican fire because of AR-15 ammo ban

The much-maligned Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is again coming under fire from Republicans and gun rights groups, who are pushing to rein in the agency’s power — or abolish it altogether.

The recent attacks follow the ATF’s proposal to prohibit a popular type of armor-piercing ammunition that critics say is a backhanded attempt to render useless AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

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Self-Defense Corner

  • Texas Woman
  • Sonic
  • Stick up Gone Bad
  • GA Woman
  • 11-Year-Old

Texas Woman Shoots, Kills Home-Invading Sex Offender

On Tuesday, a Texas woman home alone shot and killed a sex offender allegedly breaking into her house. She then dialed 911.

According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, 37-year-old Christopher Ray Foster was allegedly invade a home in Van Zandt County, Texas, when the woman inside armed herself and shot. The woman called 911 about 4:30 a.m. and police arrived to find Foster’s body.

Foster “had a lengthy criminal history” and had recently been jailed following an accusation of “failing to comply with registration requirements as a sex offender.”

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Outnumbered National Guardsman Wins Gunfight Against 3 Armed Robbers at Sonic Drive-Thru

Here is another story of a person using a firearm in self defense. In this case, a National Guardsman found himself highly outnumbered as he faced off against three would-be armed robbers.

According to media reports, the man, identified as 23 year old Joseph Toombs, was approached by several suspects at a Sonic Drive-Thru restaurant in DeKalb County, GA late last month. The suspects, at least one of whom was visibly armed, demanded money.

Toombs was able to draw his concealed handgun and open fire. One of the suspects was hit and the others fled.

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He Thought He Could Stick Up a 67-Year-Old Man Using a Pellet Gun. It Was a Fatal Miscalculation

A 67-year-old man was taking a stroll on a park trail outside Philadelphia when he was approached by a masked man who stuck a metallic pistol in his face and demanded money.

But the 67-year-old didn’t shrink back — instead he battled the assailant for the weapon, WCAU-TV reported.

Then the victim — who has concealed weapons permit, police said — pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and fatally shot his assailant in the head, police said.

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GA Woman Shot 3 Times During Home Invasion Returns Fire and Lives

A woman in a rural neighborhood in Georgia is likely alive only because she had access to a firearm when she needed it.

According to local media reports, a woman was sleeping when two suspects broke into her home. She accessed a firearm and became involved in a firefight with the suspects.

During the exchange of gunfire the woman was shot at least three times. Fortunately, she was also able to return fire and force the suspects into retreating.

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Home Invader Flees Upon Finding 11-Year-Old Girl In Closet With Shotgun

On January 30, a home invader reportedly went door-to-door inside a Lapeer County, Michigan, home until he opened a closet and found himself looking down the barrel of a shotgun held by an 11-year-old girl who was home alone.

Upon encountering the girl, the invader fled, and the girl was not harmed.

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Gun Owners of America Video Alerts and Media Appearance's are available for viewing on the
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GOA spokesmen are constantly on the front lines, defending your rights in the media.Because of licensing restrictions selections presented here are only a representative sample of numerous TV appearances.
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Gun Owners of America Video Clips on YouTube include:

youngturks
July 3, 2012
05:26
Larry Pratt talks to Megyn Kelly on FOX
Larry Pratt talks UN Small Arms Treaty to Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly interviews Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who says that the new UN Small Arms treaty is a threat to the 2nd Amendment
youngturks
March 23, 2012
06:47
Larry Pratt talks to Megyn Kelly on FOX
Exploding Gun Sales as 2012 Election Looms
youngturks
March 23, 2012
3:28
Larry Pratt talks to Cenk on the Young Turks
Gun advocate to Cenk: ‘If you jump on top of me…count on it, I’m gonna shoot you’ (Part 1),
Cenk interviews Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who says that George Zimmerman’s self-defense claim in the Trayvon Martin shooting has reportedly been corroborated by one witness
fox04192011
Apr 19, 2011
4:25
Larry Pratt talks about Project Gunrunner on FOX
Interview with Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt on Fox Business regarding Project Gunrunner
GOA Video
Feb  22  , 2011
5:14
Larry Pratt takes on Obama's ATF nomination
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt discusses Obamas nomination of Andrew Traver on Fox News.
GOA Video
July    , 2010
3:33
Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America Defending Concealed Carry
Erich Pratt the Director of Communications for GOA debates with Dan Vice of The Brady Campaign over the effectiveness of Concealed Carry reciprocity between states.
GOA Video
July 1, 2010
8:52
William Olson testifies at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings
William Olson testifies on behalf of Gun Owners of America at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings.
On Thursday, Gun Owners of America had the important opportunity to testify concerning the Second Amendment views of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
GOA Video
May 7, 2010
18:30
PBS Need to Know - Gun and the Open Carry Movement in America
Parts 1 and 2
GOA Video
May 9, 2010
4:07
Gun Owers of America John Velleco - Guns in Airports - Fox and Friends
May 9, 2010. 
GOA Video
April 19, 2010
10:59
Gun Owers of America Larry Pratt at the Restore The Constitution Rally
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt speaking at the Restore The Constitution Rally in DC - April 19, 2010. 
GOA Video
December 12, 2009
3:41
Gun Owers of America Larry Pratt on Fox News regarding Guns on Amtrack Trains
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt on Fox and Friends dicussing allowing guns in checked baggage on Amtrack trains. 
GOA Video
November 24, 2009
3:43
MSNBC The ED Show - Gun Owners of America speaks about Anti-Gun ObamaCare
The day before the Senate passed the $848 billion health bill on a party-line vote, Gun Owners of America sent out a mass alert to its members, warning them that the legislation "will most likely dump your gun-related health data into a government database. ...that can preclude you from owning firearms."
GOA Video
November 18, 2009
2:03

WJLA ABC News reports on Colin Goddard from VA Tech undercover at Gun Shows
WJLA ABC News 7 reports on Colin Goddard, a shooting victim from Virginia Tech. Larry Pratt, Excecutive Director of Gun Owners of America responds to the video released by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence -- where Goddard's been working. The campaign is pushing a bill in Congress to require background checks for all gun sales at gun shows.

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight
November 11, 2009
2:36

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight -Chicago Mayor blames gun culture on Fort Hood Masacre
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and Brain Darling, Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation join Lou Dobbs to speak out about Chicago Mayor Richard Daley blaming the gun culture on the Fort Hood masacre.

GOA VideoApril 16, 2009
3:21
Larry Pratt on Lou Dobbs Tonight
Bill Tucker talks with Joe Davis Spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, Larry Pratt, Executive Director and Dan Stein, President of Federation for American Immigration Reform about Homeland Security Report and Secretary Janet Napolitano comments. A Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment " equates gun owners with violent terrorists and states that radical extremists are stockpiling weapons in fear of an Obama administration gun ban.

Fox and Friends
April 14, 2009
4:00

Larry Pratt on Fox and Friends
Fox and Friends - GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt: Allow Ships to Arm Themselves Against Pirates
Fox News Room
March 4, 2009
7:17
Larry Pratt and John Lott on Fox News Strategy Room w/ Judge Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano's show called Freedom Watch airing every Wednesday from 2pm - 3pm. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and John Lott, Author of "More Guns, Less Crime" discuss the Second Amendment.
Martin Dzuris on guns, free speech & The Bible
February 27, 2009
2:20
Martin Dzuris on guns, free speech & The Bible
I defected communism, came to the US to be free. Now I see an attack on our liberties here (guns, freedom of speech and religion) as it happened in communism. Commies Also Banned Guns & Speech, just like the libs want to do.
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 18, 2009
3:55
Herb Titus, Lawyer apealing the David Olofson Case on behalf of Gun Owners of America is interviewed on Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN on February 18, 2009.
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
3:55
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45
Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America on the Glenn Beck Show, Fox News Channel discussing H.R. 45. Aired - February 16, 2009.

David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs - January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
6:21

David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs
David Olofson was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison in Minnesota. He was convicted in federal court of transferring a malfunctioning semi-automatic firearm which the ATF claimed was a machine gun. On Thursday, January 22, 2009, GOA Lawyers presented oral arguments in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Van Rossem vs Larry Pratt
January 27, 2009
4:18
Maarten van Rossem interviewed Larry Pratt over 2nd amendment
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part III 
January 21, 2009
3:41
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part III
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Herb Lux of the American Patriots Committee speaks, introduced by Patrick McSweeney. (Part 3 of 11 parts)
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part IV
January 21, 2009
5:08
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part IV
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, speaks, introduced by Pat McSweeney.
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part X
January 21, 2009
7:06
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Delegate Bob Marshall, patron of HB1587, speaks about his efforts to stop Real ID through legislation. His remarks are divided into two parts of about 6 minutes each. (Part 10 of 11 parts)
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News - St Louis Call to Arms
December 3, 2008 
5:42
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News - St Louis Call to Arms
St. Louis alderman Quincy Troupe says St. Louis police are outnumbered and inaffective. Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America.
 
Murder in America: Part 1 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
9:59
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the 8 year old suspect in shooting of father and another man and the gun show death of a child in Massachusetts.
 
Murder in America: Part 2 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
6:01
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the Hudson family murders and the Lautenberg domestic violence bill.
Murder in America: Part 3 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
3:48
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the Virginia Tech Massacre and domestic violence.
Gun Owners of America: DC Gun Ban - Larry Pratt
June 26, 2008
1:09
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt responds to the US Supreme Court's decision on the D.C. gun ban case, District of Columbia, et. al., v. Dick Anthony Heller.
Virginia Tech, Gun Control, Victim Disarmament
April 18, 2007
5:58
Virginia Tech, Gun Control, Victim Disarmament (LessGovernment.com)
A lunatic killed 32 people, but those who actively disarm victims bear some responsibility for this tragedy and others like it. All that is required to prevent a public massacre is one more armed person.

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